From the Credits of F.A.T.A.L.:
Byron Hall, the founder of Fatal Games and author of F.A.T.A.L., adores gaming and writing. He has been a role-playing gamer since 1980. Byron has taught at Northern Illinois University, where he earned his M.A. in Quantitative Research Methods and did pre-doctoral work with Structural Equation Modeling. Otherwise, he enjoys dissonant shred guitar, ancient and medieval literature and history, neuroscience, philosophy, research, and statistics.